Saturday, November 22, 2008

Getting Punchy

Told you I was going to get punchy. These cards were SO much fun! I love playing with my punches. And I have enough, let me tell you. Of course that didn't stop me from buying three new ones yesterday. I might have an illness! Is there a PA (Punchaholics Anonymous)?
Cuz I need to join.

They take up so much room. I was very tempted to jump on the Spellbinders train. I even bought a set from a friend who sold all of her stamping supplies. (That is happening at an alarming rate around me.) But, pulling out my Cuttlebug and dies and all of that is so much more difficult than just pulling out a punch!
I saw these punch ideas on
Mercedes' blog. She has an eye for creating with her punches and I'll be checking in with her often for punch ideas! This set of cards was made for my Godchildren using some older Splitcoast sketches (68, 70 and 113). I find using sketches or challenges really jump starts my creativity.
My favorite is this little pilgrim girl. I wanted the card to be folksy so I added the buttons and gingham paper. I just love this card. It's recipient, Faith, is only one year old, but I think her mom will like it too. :-)
Thank you for stopping by today!

ETA~ Forgot to tell you, I have been using this GREAT idea for a "Stay-Put" bow I found on Michelle's blog here.

Card Recipes
Boy Pilgrim Card:
Stamps~ Great Greetings (SU)Michaels Dollar Bin turkey
Paper~ White, Mustard, Chocolate, (Punched Pilgrim uses Navy, White, Chocolate, Summer Sun, Blush, Black and shiny Silver) American Crafts DP
Ink~ Chocolate
Accessories~ Houndstooth CB Folder, Black SU Marker and Lotsa Punches (Email me if you REALLY want the list)
Turkey Card~
Paper~ Cocoa, Mustard, Ruby, Olive, deja Views DP
Ink~ Chocolate
Stamps~ Michael's Dollar Bin greeting
Accessories~ Argyle CB Folder and lotsa punches (Email me if you really want the list!)
Girl Pilgrim Card~
Paper~ PaperTrey White Base, Chocolate, Kraft, American Crafts DP (Pilgrim uses Chocolate, Summer, White, Blush, Black)
Ink~ Chocolate Chip
Stamps~ Great Greetings (SU)
Accessories~ (Ditto on the Punch info) Asst Buttons, Summer Sun grosgrain, CB Swiss Dots and Just My Type folders


Rose Ann said...

Oh Angel...your punchy cards are totally adorable!! Perfect for the Thanksgiving Holiday too!! Fabulous!! said...

Angel, I'm a punchaholic too! These are so cute and creative.

Deborah said...

You are a bit punch alrighty! He he! Adorable Thanksgving cards! I finally made the Nestie plunge and I love them! Take care, Deb

Megan said...

Love those cards. I love my punches, I use them more and more.

~Shade of my Heart~ said...

What cute cards!!! Where do you get those wonderful toys??? :-)

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

These are so adorable!!! I tried making a turkey once using my word window punch for feathers and dh told me it looked like a kindergartner made it! LOL. Yours are awesome - I really love the pilgrim girl!!
hugs, Jami

Angi (Mistress_of_Mayhem) said...

I'm learning to take a second look at my punches. The turkey is my favorite! Too cute... TFS the inspiration!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Angel, you are not alone! I must own about 300+ punches, most that have never seen paper LOL! I just have to "own" them. Fabulous job with your punch art...your little pilgrims are adorable!

Mercedes said...

Very Cute! So glad my punch art inspired you.


Michelle said...

Very cute! I love my punches